Mudjacking – Dittmer, MO 63023
Foundation repair for somebody's home is frequently only thought of in times of an unexpected emergency. The home owner could be sitting in his or her living room when they notice a crack in the wall, or in more severe situations, they see a large crack in the bricks on the outside of the property. This can be troubling to say the least.
Typically a person's home is their most costly investment. Sometimes foundation troubles are discovered upon the home owner wanting to sell the house and the purchaser has chosen an independent home inspector. Time and money are much more critical because the owner is trying to sell his/her house fast while making enough for a down payment on another home.
How can you fix foundation problems? Some call professionals and some do it on their own. We recommend using the professional mudjacking services of our company since we use a number of techniques and methods. Mudjacking is one process used by foundation professionals to fix foundation problems. There are 2 methods of this this technique: filling the void and raising the interior floor surfaces.
Filling the Gap
In many cases, foundation problems in certain parts of Dittmer, MO 63023 are the consequence of the border of the foundation settling. When building a home, concrete piers usually are set up underneath the perimeter grade beam. The first attempt to fix the problem is by using industry tools to return the home to its original placement. After the readjustment, a gap is usually created beneath the main slab.
We then use a "mudjacking" technique to fill up this gap. This is achieved by drilling 2" holes through the perimeter grade beam all around the house and pumping a mixture of soil and cement grout into the void. Then the holes are filled with a fluid blend of soil/cement grout.
Raise Interior Floors
In other cases, the interior area of the slab might have settled. Mudjacking is used to raise interior floors and is achieved from the inside of your house by drilling 2" holes through the slab in the places which have settled and pumping a mixture of soil/cement grout under the foundation. This method uses a stiff mix of soil/cement grout and is frequently connected with more complicated foundation problems.
Although it sounds easy, this is a delicate and involved process to do correctly. Being familiar with the common land issues around the area and through extensive experience, the process can become second nature to seasoned professionals from Mid America Piering. Contact us at 314-428-2324!
What People Say About Us
It has now been a year since having this work done, and things are in good shape...as you'd expect.